Just yesterday, New Line bought the rights to a pitch entitled Me, Me, Me, the subject of which I'm sure will absolutely shock you: a guy who thinks he's what my grandmother would have called "the bee's knees." More specifically, the man is "the world's most obnoxious narcissist, who wishes people could be more like him and then enters a living hell when his dream becomes a reality." Depending on the casting, it could actually be pretty funny -- or at least it could have been, if New Line hadn't handed it over to Shawn Levy, the humanengine of suck. There is hope, however, because right now Levy and his partner Tom McNulty are producing the film, but it's not 100% sure that Levy will direct. If they can just keep it out of his hands, this thing has potential.

If that one doesn't work out, however, there's always Columbia's Moi which, scandalously, is pretty much the same movie. When that pitch was picked up last November, Variety described the story as being about "a man who is convinced that the world would be a better place if everybody acted just like him," and added "it doesn't turn out that way." Hmm.

You know, it's been a while since we had a good race-to-the-screen battle in Hollywood. I don't know about you, but I welcome this development. After all, who doesn't miss the days when we could see twobad movies about Columbus in one trip to the megaplex?
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